Stamped Concrete can be made to resemble materials such as brick, stone, wood, slate and flagstone. This process of imprinting concrete is achieved by using a variety of stamping mats and, or skins on the concrete before it reaches its final set. We use integrally coloured concrete and color hardener with a range of colours to choose from.
Borders can be added as well as decorative saw cuts to enhance the job. Possibilities are endless with the full range of stamp patterns, colours, forming creativity and additions of concrete borders and banding
The process starts with the removal of any existing surface, whether its concrete breaking and removal, asphalt removal, or paver stone removal. Next, we excavate to the required depth and haul away all access materials. Next, the area to be concreted is formed. Gravel is then installed and compacted. Rebar is then installed, either a 10mm bar or 15mm bar with an 8 inch to a 2-foot grid. Then the concrete is then poured and stamped in its liquid state. After the concrete has been saw cut with expansion joints and washed, the sealer is applied
Stamped Concrete Driveways is a great way to add instant curb appeal to a house. Stamped concrete comes in a range of colors and patterns sure to compliment any style exterior house finish. If you want to play it safe charcoal is always a safe color to pick and will not over power other exterior features.
Stamped Concrete Patios make the back yard warm an inviting. Colors if subtle can blendnicely with the surround landscape and provide an enjoyable family relaxing area in the warm summer months.
A Stamped Concrete Walkway will often link the back of your house to the front. The walkway is a great way to transition to a different finish if you like more than one style. We often stamp a walkway different from a driveway finish of patio finish. Colors can change as well. If you believe variety is the spice of life then have some fun when picking your stamped concrete walkway.
When done correctly, Stamped Concrete will look like actual slate or stone. We have made custom rubber forms so when pouring stamped concrete steps we have a vertical texture. The vertical texture creates the most realistic look of actual stone or slate that is available.
Texture stamped concrete is a great stamped concrete if you want to get creative and add it to another concrete finish style. The most common combination is exposed aggregate and stamped concrete. But we have done many more combinations, check out our projects section for lots on other examples.
Another great stamped concrete combination is combining another concrete finishes for not only borders but steps or divisions as well. Decorative concrete has no end to different combination possible with stamped concrete. We are always looking to create unique project. If you got any one off ideas give us a call lets bring your ideas to reality.
If you really want to make a one of a kind concrete project we would suggest texturing your stamped concrete patio or driveway. When you texture you have the option to saw cut a pattern into the concrete. Because everything is made according to onsite measurements each project is totally different from the last. You can then grout the saw cut lines for the ultimate in realism.
Once saw lines have been decided and cut into the concrete texture its time to fill them in for the ultimate in stamped concrete patios and driveway. We grout most of our textured concrete and are often asked if it is indeed concrete to locals walking there dogs while we work. no kidding
We use 2 main types of sealer for stamped concrete. Acrylic sealers and penetrating sealers. The most common is acrylic sealer as it really brings out the colors in the concrete. The draw back is it makes the surface slippery. Penetrating sealers are great for people who want an natural look and as a bonus they do not make the concrete slippery.
For a large area of uncolored textured stamped concrete we usually start at $13ft2. This is a very base price, now if you have bad access, small area, complicated designs, multi colored, grouting and sealer the price can go above $20 a ft2. We are happy to provide a free quote for your stamped concrete project.